OurGuest Tours To Ladakh | Zanskar Valley Trek

Zanskar Valley Trek

Places Covered : Ladakh,12N/13D.

62,500  12N/13D

Zanskar Valley Trek | OurGuest Tour

About The Tour

Join us on this 13 day trip to explore the hidden Zanskar valley, a soulful trail where you leave all your worries behind and enter a land of indescribable beauty. Perched at a height of 13,154 ft, Zanskar Valley is a semi-arid region nestled in the northern flank of the Great Himalayas. The isolated Zanskar valley is known for its breathtaking landscapes and its remote and authentic villages where it looks like the time has stopped. The history-rich monasteries in Zanskar are often built around ancient hill top meditation caves, preserving an archaic form of Buddhism. Zanskar has plenty of copper deposits and therefore is popularly known as the ‘Valley of Copper’ for Zang means copper in the Tibetan language. Don’t miss the legendary Chang of Zanskar region.

Tour Package Details

All hotel and camping accommodations on a sharing basis.
Hotel in leh and Padum on twin sharing basis with breakfast and dinner
All meals on the trek ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner)
Cooking team : Cook , Kitchen staff will help in Kitchen
And help in pitching/folding the tents.
Kitchen tents with full equipments & Camp; Trekking Equipment
Sleeping bag
Horses plus horse man with horses to ferry the luggage
One dining tent
All transport costs ex-Leh ( As per itinerary)
Airport transfers
All permits, wildlife and camping charges
Cuisine ranging from Continental, Chinese and Indian
One Expert tour / route Guide

5% GST included

Pricing Options

  • ₹ 62,500 Per Person (Group of 4)
*Inclusive of GST

Tour Itinerary

Get Leh’d : Touchdown 11,482 ft.
Day - 1

Get Leh’d : Touchdown 11,482 ft.

Welcome to the land of high pass. Yes, heaven is a place like this. Touchdown in Kushok Bakula Airport. On your Arrival our Ladakhi friends will assist you to the Hotel. You are advised to take complete rest to acclimatize yourself to this altitude.
 

Around Leh
Day - 2

Around Leh

Today early in the Morning we will drive to attend the Morning Prayers at Thiksey Monastery, where we will have the Breakfast , Later we will Drive to Hemis Monastery which is the richest Monastery in Ladakh, Later we will Drive back on the way we will visit the Shey Palace and in the evening visit Shanti Stupa for the sun set view of leh town. Hit the sack in the comforts of the Hotel before the big day tomo.
Around 3 hrs drive time.

Leh – Lamayuru via Alchi and Likir Monastery
Day - 3

Leh – Lamayuru via Alchi and Likir Monastery

Today we will visit the sham Valley where we will have the opportunity to explore the Sham Valley and visit the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river, Later visit the Likir monastery on and then later visit the Alchi monastery which is famous for its Kashmiri style wall painting and overnight at the Lamayuru at the Hotel.

Lamayuru to Padum via Singeela pass 5,150 mts
Day - 4

Lamayuru to Padum via Singeela pass 5,150 mts

Today we will vist the Lamayuru monastery where we will enjoy the morning prayers with all the monks and then later we will have breakfast at the hotel and then head
towards the Padum, Zanskar on the way we will cross thought the Sir Sir la pass and then Singeela pass which is a high Altitude pass the view of the surroundings are
fascinating and later we will drive towards Padum following the Zanskar river, on arrival at the padum check into the hotel. Padum - 12,037 ft

Padum – Sani – Karsha amd Stongdey visit
Day - 5

Padum – Sani – Karsha amd Stongdey visit

Today we will explore the Monastery and villages around the padum where we will visit the Stongdey monastery build on a hill top and later visit the Karsha Monastery and Nunnery and after lunch we will visit the Sani natural pound and explore the area.

Padum to Cha drive to Phugtal (3950m) trek
Day - 6

Padum to Cha drive to Phugtal (3950m) trek

From Cha, the trail first leads along the south bank of the Tsarap Chu (also called LungnakRiver). After a bridge crossing and continuing for few minutes along the north bank, the dazzling image of Phugtal Monastery greets your eyes to sheer amazement. The sight of the Phugtal Monastery never fails to impress any visitors. You will see a large cave above the Monastery, where holy men found it to be a perfect setting for meditation and spiritual knowledge. It is one of the only Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh that can still be reached only by foot. The Hungarian historian Csoma de Koros stayed here over the winter of 1825-26 and translated the Buddhist texts from Ladakhi into English. Inside the Monastery is an inscription dedicated to him. The day ends here. There is a well-appointed campsite (3900m) just below the monastery.
 

Phugtal to Thangstak (4100m) trek
Day - 7

Phugtal to Thangstak (4100m) trek

From Phugtal Monastery, follow the path which is well marked but sometimes precarious. Crossing a small pass and then going down, continue the trail along the bank of the Tsarap Chu until you come to a side stream. At times the trail is precarious and elevated. Follow the trail along the southwest bank of the side stream until you reach Thangstak Monastery. Overnight stay at Thangstak.

Thangstak to Shadey sumdo (4050m) trek
Day - 8

Thangstak to Shadey sumdo (4050m) trek

This stage is quite easy. You will have to continue the trail up and down the valleys and gorges. Going to the valley floor, the valley narrows and you will reach three stupas that marks the entrance to the village. Visit the village of Shadey and camp overnight for good acclimatization before the challenging ascend to Stongde La pass.

Shadey Sumdo to Doksa (4390m) trek
Day - 9

Shadey Sumdo to Doksa (4390m) trek

From here the trail becomes quite challenging. The trail ascends along both the sides of the stream. So expect some river crossings. You will have to be mentally prepared and start the trail early in the morning before the water level in the stream rises after 12 pm. The first section of the trail crosses steep slopes and passes through a gorge. The trail continues along the river as it climbs the slopes of the valley, until finally dropping to the valley floor. Continuing further for 3 hours, you will reach Doksa. The villagers from Stongde have their summer encampments here where they tend to their animals. There are a number of good campsites.

Doksa to Stongde (3450m) via Stongde La Pass (5140m) trek
Day - 10

Doksa to Stongde (3450m) via Stongde La Pass (5140m) trek

Stongde La which is the next highlight of the trek, is about 5 hours from Doksa. The trail crosses several streams and slowly ascends to Stongde La. Upon reaching the pass, the challenges that you have been facing are compensated by the overwhelming views over the Zanskar and the Ladakh ranges. After having a good rest, start the trail down which is easy. You will come across pasturelands and the trail heads down to Stongde Monastery perched above the main Zanskar Valley. Views from the monastery are quite impressive. Camp overnight at the village of Stongde.

Stongde to Leh 190 Kms via Singee la pass
Day - 11

Stongde to Leh 190 Kms via Singee la pass

Today we will drive from Stongde towards Leh via Singee la pass which will take around 8 hrs of drive

Relax day in leh
Day - 12

Relax day in leh

Relax day in Leh where you can explore around and a buffer day just incase

Fly Back
Day - 13

Fly Back

Fly back to your nests from here or wherever the Road may take you!

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